Summer. Time to get out the grill. Our old red grill could still hold a hot charcoal fire, but the wooden handles were disintegrating and the blades that closed the bottom vents were rusted out. This doesn't seem blameworthy after more than 20 years of use.
What could we do but get a new one? We opted for the identical grill with one new feature, a metal box for catching the ash when you clean out the kettle. Fortunately, the essential design is eternal: the only change is that the wood handles have been replaced with fiberglass. (You can see the two grills together in one of the photos, followed by a picture of the old red grill's last job: a whole chicken.)
Our first test was just a few hot dogs a couple of nights ago. Tonight we decided to go bigtime. We jointly researched and created a yogurt-spice marinade for a butterflied leg of lamb. Lenny even used his meat thermometer. It was fabulous!